In Y6 is an exciting year for the children as they enter their last year in primary school. The year starts with a history project looking at both world wars and the key events, battles and people that defined them before moving on to a geography-based project looking at India and contrasting the lives of those living in the industrial sides of the city with those living in the slums. These units are both supported by fantastic novels: Letters from the Lighthouse and Broken Glass. The final term focuses very much on transition and exploring feelings through art as the children create sculptures to portray their emotions. There will also be an increasing number of leadership opportunities as we strive to develop the children’s independence and initiative. In science, the children will have plenty of practical opportunities as they explore electricity and light and shadow. However, they will also learn how to classify plants and animals as well as learning about evolution and how living things have adapted to suit their environment.
Throughout the year, there will be a number of sporting opportunities available including cross country, sports hall athletics, football, high 5, gymnastics, rugby and cricket as well as the opportunity to develop their computing skills through the Robotics Club. An exciting trip to Crucial Crew early on in the year will teach the children how to stay safe in a range of scenarios; however, the highlight of the year is undoubtedly the residential to Kingwood where the children will really learn to push themselves out of their comfort zone through a range of exciting activities. We are all really excited about September and the year ahead and we hope that you are too.
Hello and welcome to Year 6! I am Mr Bletcher a Year 6 Teacher and Youtube Education sensation! I have taught across Key stage 2 and am looking forward to another opportunity at teaching in Year 6, which I had previously done in the sunny seaside town of Bognor Regis! My favourite subjects are P.E and Computing, I really look forward to teaching all Year 6 students how to build and code robots this year! I love sporting competition and have a play to win attitude in all that I and my students do.
One of my main passions is technology, I love to innovate and use all of the latest gadgets and technology both for fun and for work. I love creating and editing videos and teaching myself how to make them even better. Our school is the Barcelona of Robotics as we have a trophy cabinet FULL of our amazing achievements and I am very proud of this. As much as I love screen time I also love to get away from it with long walks in the countryside and visiting National Parks. After a long walk I love to spend time with Carlos the cat, my beloved pet who himself is fastly becoming a Youtube star!
One of my favourite things to do is go on Residential trips as we go to the best places and have the most amount of fun! I absolutely love sports and am a huge supporter of Sheffield Wednesday and Warrington Wolves (Rugby League) but a lot of the time this causes me more pain than enjoyment! I love reading sport books about sporting events of the past and I love to collect retro football memorabilia from past FIFA World Cup events. I am really excited for Year 6 and am looking forward to September!
Mrs Goddard lives with her husband, two children; Jack and Hollie and her dog ‘Daffers’. She is a loyal Rotherham United fan, football is a huge part of Mrs Goddard’s life as she spends many evenings and weekends taxi-ing her son to and from Doncaster Rovers for football training. In addition to this she enjoys keeping fit and often goes out of runs and walks the dog. In school, Mrs Goddard enjoys supporting children in trying out different strategies to help them succeed in learning. Her favourite subject in school is maths.
Hi everyone, it’s Mr Swaby. This year I’ll be working in Year 6 which I’m very much looking forward to. I’ve had the pleasure of working here at Wath C of E for 15 years now with some great staff past and present and here’s to adding to more memories this year in Mr Bletcher’s class.
Those that know me know my love of all things Scottish and my alter ego Haggis McVittie will often pop up during the school’s TT Rockstars. A keen supporter of Leeds United of over 40 years, my love for Leeds is like some stairs, it’s full of up and downs. I love the outdoors, camping, walking and over the years at school I’ve been on numerous residentials.
This year was a special year myself and my wife as we’re grandparents for the first time to baby Olivia Grace. We have two children, Charlotte and Emily Jayne both who have made us very proud in what they have achieved.